Jo & Pete Richardson

Jo and Pete Richardson are a husband and wife team of amateur astronomers who operate from their home observatory here in Somerset.

They specialise in astrophotography work using a CCD camera and are well known within the local astronomical communities for displays of their astro images.

As keen and active promoters of astronomy and astrophotography to a wider audience, they are heavily involved with all astronomical events running as part of Exmoor National Park Dark Sky Reserve and regularly assist Simon Ould from “Space Odyssey” at events held at Fyne Court on the Quantock Hills. 

As members of Tiverton and Mid-Devon Astronomical Society for several years, Pete and Jo are part of the local “BBC Stargazing Live” Team and have been involved in the programme since it first started. 

 Keen to bring more astronomy events to their own back yard i.e. the Mendips, Pete and Jo are valuable members of the Charterhouse Centre Observatory team and are closely linked with the Wells and Mendip Astronomers. 

 By day, Pete is a Manufacturing Aircraft Engineer and Jo works in the Medical Healthcare Library at Weston General Hospital.

Jo and Pete have now set up their own website, check it out.